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Kathy Katz and Mike KavanaughThe Farm (1990)

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An excerpt from Farmcore, a 45-minute documentary about The Farm, the remarkable rural oasis under the freeways in San Francisco from 1974-1986, an autonomous zone that housed farm animals, rehearsal, and performance space, theater and punk rock...

This movie is part of the collection: Shaping San Francisco

Director: Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanaugh
Producer: Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanagh
Production Company: @gitspin productions
Sponsor: Shaping San Francisco
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Farm; San Francisco; punk rock; 1970s; eviction; utopian experiment
Contact Information: Shaping San Francisco

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International

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Reviewer: the zine-iac - - April 18, 2014
Subject: Their needs to be a documentary on the punk scene at The Farm in the 80's
Here's the link to the entire documentary about SF history and The Farm.
Reviewer: kenji1987 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 11, 2010
Subject: test
Reviewer: Pixel Ink - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - December 19, 2009
Subject: Which farm is ahich?
There were many intentional communities with the name "The Farm" for obvious reasons. There is one still in existence in Kentucky I believe.
Reviewer: tradeMark G. / The ECC - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 8, 2008
Subject: Getting the full documentary
I lived in the Farm around 2005 and stumbled across this clip while trying to learn more about it. After a fair bit of legwork I was able to acquire the full documentary by contacting one of the makers directly. Since he posted his email in a public posting for a showing at the Roxie, I'll presume it's okay to repost his address here:

Mike Kavanagh

He was willing to make me a VHS copy of the documentary, though it seems like he must have to make them one at a time... Oh, and as for whether it's any good or not, definitely so -- not only is it the best if not only video resource that details the rise and fall of The Farm, but it's fairly well edited (for being 15+ years old) and a good watch overall.
Reviewer: Jay Dedman - - December 30, 2007
Subject: Just a trailer?
The trailer seems useless without a link to the fuller work. We don't even see what the farm eventually looked like.
Reviewer: spudnut - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - October 24, 2006
Subject: not enough
This clip shows nothing of the farm- just the spot where it was made, and some shots of heavy equipment tearing up asphalt
Reviewer: Da'Judge - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - June 11, 2006
Subject: Not A New Thing To Me
It was not uncommon for some of the people in the town that I grew up in to have empty city lots as small farms. I question though that using city lots that have had mfg. on them to be used for growing food. What I would like to know is what the EPA report of any toxic substances was found. I would hope that anything grown on land like that would have to be labled as such for those who care about where their food was grown....
Reviewer: average Joe - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 17, 2005
Subject: how do i find this film?
the trailer was enough to peak my interest. I have heard about this film and another film titled "Farmcore" also by Mike Kavanaugh. I have yet to find a full length copy of either one.
Reviewer: agent - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 24, 2005
Subject: We need more.
My Grand Father is a farmer, and I think he would say that we need more of them, and less bling bling.

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